The Bal des lumières
MONTREAL – The Bell Centre will be opening its doors for a good cause.
On March 20, 2013, the Montreal arena will be hosting the Bal des Lumières, the largest-ever fundraising event for mental health in Quebec.
Roughly 700 invitees will gather at the Bell Centre to attend an evening of exquisite dining and entertainment with the goal of raising funds for the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, the Douglas Institute and the Mental Illness Foundation.
President and owner of the Canadiens, the Bell Centre and Evenko, Geoff Molson, will be co-chair of the event along with Serge Godin, founder and executive chairman of the board at CGI, Louis Vachon, president and CEO of National Bank, and president and CEO of BCE and Bell, George Cope.
“We’re very happy to be able to make the Bell Centre available for the Bal des Lumières and to be able to work as a team to inspire hope, and support the incredible work of Louis-H. Lafontaine, the Douglas and the Mental Illness Foundation,” said Molson, who will take part along with the rest of the invitees in an “evening of enlightenment and hope”, in the words of the event’s organizers.
“This issue touches us all, and there can be no better expression of the commitment of our four companies to those on the frontlines of mental health care here in Quebec,” added Molson.
The goal of the evening will be to put a focus on mental health issues while raising funds for the three most important mental health organizations in Montreal.